Nothing is known about the biology of bureni.
See the description in the nomenclature section.
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Only known from the type locality in Texas.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- bureni. Pheidole bureni Wilson, 2003: 150, figs. (s.w.) U.S.A.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
A member of the crassicornis group distinguished by the following combination of traits.
Major: scape flattened at base; head in side view narrowed, its posterior dorsal surface flat; in full-face view, occipital border deeply concave and occipital lobes subangulate; propodeal spines long and vertical to propodeal dorsal face; pronotum transversely carinulate; mesosoma and waist completely foveolate and opaque; pilosity very sparse.
Minor: all of body foveolate and opaque except gaster, which is smooth and shiny; carinulae mesad to eyes extend to occiput.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.50, HL 1.58, SL 0.80, EL 0.24, PW 0.76. Paratype minor: HW 0.72, HL 0.80, SL 0.80, EL 0.20, PW 0.48.
COLOR Major: bicolorous, with all of body reddish yellow except gaster, which is medium to dark reddish brown.
Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.
Named after the collector, the late American myrmecologist William F. Buren.
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 150, fig. major, minor described)